Nigerian police officers deployed for today’s governorship election in Anambra State are protesting over alleged non-payment of their feeding allowance.
KanyiDaily recalls that the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba had deployed over 34,000 policemen for the Anambra governorship election on Saturday.
On Friday, a video had emerged showing the police officers protesting that many of whom arrived in Anambra during the week, were not given accommodation.
The aggrieved police officers gathered at Idemili Ogidi Police Division, were also heard chanting “pay us our money”, demanding that the N10,000 approved for their feeding should be paid immediately.
An affected senior police officer said, “Here are policemen protesting over non-payment of Election feeding allowance. 10,000 naira is the amount for feeding. Meanwhile, over three days now, no accommodation and no food to eat. Many of the junior ranks are stranded in Idemili Ogidi Division where they received 1,500 police personnel from Lagos State.”
Watch the video below:
Meanwhile, Governor Willie Obiano has raised an alarm alleging that the All Progressives Congress (APC) had written results in 10 Local Government Areas ahead of the Anambra Election.